Festivals and Events, May 2019
AustriaLINZ: Urfahranermarkt, traditional fun fair, through May 5.
ZELL AM ZILLER: Gauder Fest, traditional spring festival, through May 5.
KREMS: Donaufestival, through May 6.
WACHAU: Gourmet Festival, through May 11.
VIENNA: wean hean, festival of typical Viennese music, through May 25.
BREGENZ: Bodensee Klassik, rally of classic automobiles around Lake Constance, May 3-5.
VIENNA: Wings for Life World Run, May 5.
VIENNA: Fest der Freude, free concert of the Viennese Symphony, Heldenplatz, May 8.
VIENNA: Vienna Festwochen, special productions in theaters, May 9-June 19.
VIENNA: Genuss Festival, culinary treats in Stadtpark, May 10-12.
VIENNA: Burgenland-Kul(t)inarium, music, customs and culinary treats, Am Hof, May 13-15.
SALZBURG: Salzburg Marathon, May 17-19.
VIENNA: Wiener Bierfest, Am Hof, May 22-26.
WATTENS: Music in the Giant, music festival of string quartets and the music of Franz Schubert, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, May 22-26.
VIENNA: Long Night of Churches, May 24.
VIENNA: Architecture Days, May 24-25.
VIENNA: Donaukanal Treiben, music festival along the Danube promenade, May 24-26.
BAD AUSSEE: Narzissenfest, festival celebrates blooming of the daffodils and local folk culture, May 25-June 2.
ST. POLTEN: Iron Man Austria 70.3, May 26.
ST. WOLFGANG IM SALZKAMMERGUT: Schafburg Run, runners race against Schafberg cog wheel railway, May 26.
VIENNA: Austrian Women’s Run, 5 and 10 km routes, May 26.
INNSBRUCK: The International Film Festival, May 28-June 2.
VIENNA: Vienna Shorts, short film festival, May 28-June 2.
VIENNA: Open Air Concert of the Vienna Symphony, May 31.
BelgiumBRUSSELS: Brussels Short Film Festival, Flagey, through May 4.
BRUSSELS: Les Nuits Botanique, concerts and after parties, Botanique, through May 5.
GROOT-BIJGAARDEN: Floralia Brussels, floral exhibition, Chateau de Grand Bigard, through May 5.
LAEKEN: Greenhouses of the Royal Palace open, through May 10.
BRUSSELS: Iris Festival, May 1-5.
TOURNAI: Tournai Jazz Festival, Maison de la Culture, May 1-5.
ANTWERP: A Taste of Antwerp, culinary festival, Waagnatie, May 3-5.
MONS: La Biere in Fete, beer festival, May 3-5.
EIZERINGEN: The Great Gueze Bus Tour, May 4-5.
BRUSSELS: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, contemporary theater, dance, cinema and visual arts festival, Mont des Arts, May 10-June 1.
STAVELOT: World Rallycross of Benelux/ Spa-Francorchamps, May 11-12.
LIEGE: Mithra Jazz, jazz festival, May 16-19.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Pride Parade, May 18.
LIBERCHIES: Django Festival, celebrates music of Django Reinhardt, May 18-19.
BRUSSELS: 20 km of Brussels, May 19.
MECHELEN: Hanswijk Procession, May 19.
BRUSSELS: Brussels Jazz Weekend, free weekend of international jazz, May 24-26.
GENAPPE: Les Nuits du Cirque, circus acts at the Villers Abbey, May 25.
ARLON: Maitrank Festival, celebrates local drink, May 25-26.
GENT: Gent Smaakt, food festival, May 29-June 2.
BRUGGES: Procession of the Holy Blood, May 30.
NAMUR: Fairground Arts Festival, street artists perform, May 30-June 1.
CroatiaSTRIGOVA: Urbanova, wine and gourmet festival in Medimurje Region, weekends only, May 17-31.
BUJE: Istria Wine and Walk, 11 km vineyard trek with refreshment stands, May 18.
UMAG: Sea Star Festival, music festival, May 24-25.
NEREZINE: International Festival of Meh, bagpipe festival, May 25-26.
RABAC: Kvarner Shrimp Festival, May 26.
ZAGREB: Cest ist D Best, international street festival, May 29-June 2.
ZAGREB: H-D Rally,Harley-Davidson meet-up, May 31-June 2.
Czech RepublicPILSEN: Celebration of end of WWII and liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army, May 3-6.
PRAGUE: Prague Marathon, May 5.
PRAGUE: Book World Prague, book fair and literary festival, Holesovice, May 9-12.
PRAGUE: Get Rainbowed, family fun 5 km run, May 11; also Ceske Budejovice May 18.
PRAGUE: Prague Spring International Music Festival, May 12-June 4.
PRAGUE: Navalis, St. John’s celebrations, traditional festival, May 15.
PRAGUE: Czech Beer Festival, May 16-June 15.
KARLOVY VARY: Mattoni Half Marathon, May 18.
PRAGUE: Rumfest, Zlute Lazne, May 18.
PRAGUE: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 18-19.
PRAGUE: CACIB International Dog Show, PVO Expo Praha, May 20-21.
PRAGUE: The Night of Churches, May 24.
PRAGUE: Prague Drinks Wine, wine fest, New Town Hall, May 24-25.
VLCNOV: Ride of the Kings, traditional Moravian folklore festival, May 24-26.
PRAGUE: Khamoro, world festival of Roma culture, May 26-June 1.
PRAGUE: Prague Fringe Festival, English language theater festival, May 24-June 1.
PRAGUE: Heart of Nations, festival of minority cultures, May 30-June 2.
PRAGUE: United Islands, music festival, Karlin, May 31-June 1.
DenmarkRIBE: Viking Market, Ribe Viking Center, through May 5.
AARHUS: Spot Festival, festival supports upcoming Danish and Nordic film makers and bands, May 2-4.
HUNDESTED: Sand Sculpture Festival, May 10-Oct. 20.
AALBORG: International carnival parade, May 17; Children’s carnival May 18, carnival May 25.
ELSINORE (HELSINGOR): CLICK Festival, music, performances, installations and more, Kulturvaerftet, May 18-19.
COPENHAGEN: Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, May 19.
COPENHAGEN: CPH Stage, theater festival, The Playhouse, May 23-June 1.
FREDERIKSBERG: Bloom Festival, music fest, May 25-26.
SILKEBORG: Nordic Extreme Marathon, racing through hard terrain with map and compass for pairs and marked trails for solo runners, May 25-26.
COPENHAGEN: Distortion Festival, street and nightlife festival, May 29-June 2.
EnglandSTRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Stratford Literary Festival, through May 5.
LONDON: Sony World Photo Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, through May 6.
LONDON: London Burlesque Fest, Bush Hall and other venues, dates through June 29.
BURY ST EDMUNDS: East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival, The Arc, May 1-4.
BRIGHTON: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns, May 4-6.
LONDON: Canalway Cavalcade, canal boats gather in Little Venice area along the Grand Union Canal, May 4-6.
CHESTERFIELD: Great British Food Festival, Hardwick Hall, May 4-6.
EXETER: Festival of South West Food and Drink, May 4-6.
WOODSTOCK: Jousting Tournament, Blenheim Palace, May 4-6.
WINDSOR: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Castle, May 8-12.
LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, May 9-12.
MALVERN: RHS Spring Festival, flower show, May 9-12.
BRISTOL: Foodies Fest, Durham Downs, May 10-12.
NORWICH: Norfolk and Norwich festival, circus, music, theater, dance and family entertainment, May 10-26.
LONDON: Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival, May 12.
MALDON: Maldon Mud Race, May 12.
LONDON: Photo London, photo exhibition, Somerset House, May 16-19.
LONDON: The London Motor Show, auto retail show, Excel, May 16-19.
LONDON: London Wine Fair, Kensington Olympia, May 20-22.
CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival, Jesus Green, May 20-25.
LONDON: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25.
LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, ExceL, May 24-26.
DUXFORD: Duxford Air Show, May 25-26.
LONDON: The Great British Tattoo Show, Alexandra Palace, May 25-26.
LONDON: Bike Shed, independent motorcycle show, Tobacco Dock, May 25-26.
LONDON: Foodies Fest, Syon Park, May 25-27.
LONDON: Trooping the Colour, May 25, June 1 and June 8.
COOPER’S HILL: Cheese Rolling Festival, May 27.
COLCHESTER: Real Ale & Cider Festival, Arts Centre, May 28-June 1.
EstoniaTALLINN: Old Town Days, arts, music and street entertainment, May 30-June 2.
FinlandHELSINKI: Vappu- May Day celebrations, through May 1.
HELSINKI: Vaasa Choir Festival, May 16-19.
HELSINKI: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 17-19.
HELSINKI: Helsinki City Run, 21 km run, May 18.
HELSINKI: Siivous Paiva, cleaning day, city becomes giant flea market, May 25.
HELSINKI: World Village Festival, May 25-26.
FranceANTIBES: Antibes Art Fair, Esplanade du Pre des Pecheurs, through May 2.
ORLEANS: Joan of Arc Festival, through May 8.
PARIS: The Paris Fair, retail sales event, Porte de Versailles, through May 8.
LE MANS: Europa Jazz, jazz festival, through May 12.
PARIS: Foire du Trone, fun fair, Bois de Vincennes, through June 2.
NIMES: The Great Roman Games, May 3-5.
PARIS: Musicora, event for music and musicians, Grande Halle de la Villette, May 3-5.
METZ: May Fair, midway with rides, May 4-26.
PARIS: Taste of Paris, gourmet food festival, The Grand Palais, May 9-12.
METZ: Les Puces de Metz, flea and antiques market, Metz Expo, May 11.
CANNES: Festival de Cannes, Film Festival, May 14-25.
PARIS: Jazz a Saint-Germain-des-Pres, jazz festival on Left Bank, May 16-27.
PARIS: European Museums Night, May 18.
PARIS: Grand Steeplechase, horse jumping, Hippodrome d’Auteuil, May 18-19.
PARIS: Nature et Vins, show of eco-wines, Parc Floral, May 24-26.
WIESBADEN: Christopher Street Day, May 25.
PARIS: French Open, tennis tournament, May 26-June 9.
CAEN: D-Day Landing Day Festival, festival of remembrance along Normandy coast, May 26-June 16.
LYON: Nuits Sonores, festival of indie and electronic music, May 28-June 2.
GermanyAACHEN: Oecher Bend, traditional spring fun fair, through May 5.
ASCHAFFENBURG: Hamburger Fischmarkt, through May 5.
AUGSBURG: Augsburger Plaerrer, traditional spring fun fair, through May 5.
MUNICH: Maidult, traditional fun fair, through May 5.
GRONAU: Jazzfest Gronau, through May 5.
HEIDELBERG: Heidelberger Stueckemarkt, contemporary German and international drama, through May 5.
MUNICH: BMW Open, pro tennis, through May 6.
MUNICH: Fruehlingfest, fun fest and beer celebration at Theresienwiese, through May 12.
STUTTGART: Fruehlingsfest, fun fest and beer celebration, Cannstatter Wasen, through May 12.
NUREMBERG: Fruehlingsfest, traditional spring fun fair, Dutzendteich, through May 12.
HEILBRONN: Bundesgartenschau, show garden, through Oct. 6.
BAYREUTH: Residenztage, Baroque festival, May 2-5.
DARMSTADT: Night flea market, Karolinienplatz, May 3-4.
OFFENBURG: Badische Weinmesse, wine fair, Messe, May 3-5.
ULM: Kleinbrauer Markt, small breweries present their beers, Muensterplatz, May 3-5.
BONN: Rhine in Flames, fireworks and illuminated vineyards between Linz and Bonn, May 4.
MANNHEIM: Nachtkonsum, night flea market, Luisenpark, May 4.
MUNICH: Long Night of Music, musical events in over 100 venues throughout city, May 4.
NEURBERG: Fishermen’s Friend Strongmanrun, Nuerburgring, May 4.
NUREMBERG: Blue Night, late openings and cultural program, May 4.
SCHWETZINGEN: Spargelsamstag, city celebrates white asparagus, May 4.
GERNSBACH: Middle Ages festival, Murginsel, May 4-5.
SCHWAEBISCH HALL: South German Cheese Market, Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, May 4-5.
HEILBRONN: Trollinger Marathon, with course through vineyards, May 5.
MAINZ: Gutenberg Marathon, May 5.
MUNICH: Wings for Life World Run, race benefits charity for spinal cord injury, May 5.
OPPENHEIM/WORMS: Rheinradeln, auto free cycling day, May 5.
MUNICH: International Documentary Film Festival, May 8-19.
MAINZ: Mainz Wine Days, wine tasting along the Rhine riverbanks, May 9-12.
NUREMBERG: Trempelmarkt, flea market, May 10-11.
HAMBURG: Harbor Fest, May 10-12.
LANDSTUHL: Burgerlebnistage, medieval style festival, Burg Nanstein, May 10-12.
COBURG: Fruehlingsfest, May 10-19.
KULMBACH: Volkfest, May 10-19.
REGENSBURG: Maidult, traditional spring fun fair, May 10-26.
SCHORNDORF: Remstal Landesgartenschau, May 10-Oct. 20.
FRANKFURT: Museum Night, May 11.
FULDA: Honky Tonk festival, live music in town’s bars, May 11.
HEPPENHEIM: Flea market, annual city flea market, May 11.
HEIDELBERG: Wine and Street Food Festival, May 11-12.
SPEYER: Brazzeltag, action days at the Technik Museum, May 11-12.
ZWEIBRUECKEN: Street theater spectacle and flower market, May 11-12.
FRANKFURT: Green Sauce Festival, May 11-18.
RUEDESHEIM: German Sekt Day, May 12.
DRESDEN: Dresden Music Festival, celebrates classical music, May 16-June 10.
BUEHL: International Bluegrass Festival, Buergerhaus Neuer Markt, May 17-18.
PFORZHEIM: Bierboerse, beer festival, downtown, May 17-19.
ANSBACH: Fruehlingsfest, May 17-22.
BONN: Jazzfest Bonn, May 17-31.
BERLIN: Avon Women’s Run, 10 km run, May 18.
WIESBADEN: Flea market, Biebrich Castle grounds, May 18.
ESSLINGEN: Vineyard hiking, May 19.
MERZIG/KONZ: Saar-Pedal, auto free cycling along the Saar River, May 19.
STUTTGART: Spring flea market, Karlsplatz, May 19.
DRESDEN: International Dixieland Festival, May 19-26.
BAYREUTH: Maisel’s Weissbierfest, May 23-26.
ASSMANNSHAUSEN: Assmannshausen in Red, illuminations and pinot noir wine celebrations, May 24-26.
IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Jazz Days, May 24-26.
NUERBURG: Nuerburgring Classic, classic auto races, May 24-26.
WUERZBURG: Mozartfest, May 24-30.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Lautrer Kerwe, fun fair on Messeplatz, May 24-June 3.
DUESSELDORF: Japan Day, May 25.
SCHWEINFURT: Flea market, Volksfestplatz, May 25.
WIESBADEN: Wine Ball, May 25.
WUERZBURG: iWelt Marathon, May 26.
FRANKFURT: Nippon Connection, Japanese film festival, May 28-June 2.
WIESBADEN: Kranzplatzfest, live music, artisan’s market and flea market, May 29-June 2.
WUERZBURG: Weindorf, wine festival in market square, May 29-June 10.
DARMSTADT: Schlossgrabenfest, free concerts throughout town, May 30-June 2.
FRANKENTHAL: Strohhutfest, May 30-June 2.
TRAVEMUENDE: Boardwalk Festival, May 30-June 2.
WUERZBURG: Africa Festival, International Afro Music Festival, May 30-June 2.
KULMBACH: Food Festival, May 31.
HungaryBUDAPEST: Gourmet Festival, Millenaris Park, May 16-19.
BUDAPEST: Floralia, Roman-style celebrations at the Museum of Aquincum, May 21-22.
BUDAPEST: Rosalia, festival celebrates rose wine, Varosliget, May 31-June 2.
IrelandDUBLIN: Dublin Dance Festival, contemporary dance event, May 1-19.
DINGLE: Music & Arts Festival, May 2-6.
TULLYCROSS: Connemara Mussel Festival, May 3-5.
BALLYDEHOB: Ballydehob Jazz Festival, May 3-6.
KILKENNY: Kilkenny Roots Festival, May 3-6.
LIMERICK: Riverfest, barbecue, fireworks, fashion and more, May 3-6.
DUBLIN: Eastbound, music festival showcases breaking artists, May 7-12.
DUBLIN: Irish Craft Beer Festival, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, May 17-18.
DUBLIN: Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth Village, May 17-19.
DUBLIN: Dublin Rising Gospel Festival, May 17-19.
SKERRIES: Traditional Music Weekend, May 17-19.
DUBLIN: International Literature Festival, May 17-26.
GALWAY: Early Music Festival, May 24-26.
DUBLIN: Feile Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, May 25.
DUBLIN: Battle For The Bay, kitesurfing festival, Bull Island, May 25-26.
WEXFORD: Wexford Food and Wine Festival, May 25-27.
KILLARNY: Ireland Bike Fest, gathering of Harley-Davidson fans and riders, May 31-June 3.
ItalyANGHIARI: Mostra Mercato Dell'artigianato, artisanal craft fair, through May 1.
FLORENCE: International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Da Basso Fortress, through May 1.
TRIESTE: Running Festival, runs of various distances, through May 2.
NARNI: Corsa all'Anello, medieval jousting competition and historical pageants, through May 12.
FERRARA: Palio, special events take place May 3, 5, 18 and 31 and June 1-2.
MILAN: Gelato Festival, Piazza del Cannone, May 4-5.
ASSISI: Calendimaggio, Middle Ages Festival, May 8-11.
LIGURIA: Giro d’Italia, multi-stage bicycle race, Italian stages take place May 8-27.
TURIN: International Book Fair, Lingotto Fiere, May 9-13.
ROME: Open House, showcase of outstanding architecture, May 11-12.
CAMPOSANO: Palio de Casale, May 11-12.
GUBBIO: La Festa dei Ceri, fest of the candles, historical and folklore event, May 15.
BRESCIA: Mille Miglia, auto rally passes through Milan, Bologna and Rome, May 15-18.
NOTO: Infiorata, elaborate artwork created from flower petals, May 17-19.
SOAVE: Medieval White Wine Festival, May 17-19.
MONTESPERTOLI: Mostra del Chianti, wine festival, May 25-June 2.
COUNTRYWIDE: Cantini Aperte, open wine cellars, May 25-26.
LatviaRIGA: Riga Marathon, May 17.
COUNTRYWIDE: Museum Night, May 18.
LithuaniaVILNIUS: Street Music Day, May 18.
VILNIUS: ArtVilnius, contemporary art fair, May 30-June 2.
LuxembourgCITY: Night of the Cathedrals, May 11.
CITY: International Dog Expo, Luxexpo The Box, May 11-12.
CITY: DKV Urban Trail, May 12.
CITY: Expovin, wine, beer and spirits fair, Luxexpo The Box, May 15-19.
COUNTRYWIDE: Invitation to the Museums, free entry to state museums, May 18-19.
MONDORF-LES-BAINS: Schleck Grand Fondo, bicycle race, May 25.
MaltaTA' QALI: Lost and Found, electronic music festival with parties and raves, May 2-5.
BAHAR IC-CAGHAQ: Ocean Lava Triathlon, 113 km triathlon, May 19.
MELLIEHA: Xterra Malta, triathlon, May 18.
MonacoMONTE CARLO: Grand Prix of Monaco, World Formula 1 Championship race, May 23-26.
MONTE-CARLO: Top Marques, luxury auto show, Grimaldi Forum, May 30-June 3.
NetherlandsLISSE: Keukenhof Gardens open, through May 19.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Nieuwe Kerk, through July 7.
COUNTRYWIDE: Remembrance & Liberation Day, May 4-5.
ROTTERDAM: Food Truck Festival Trek, Vroesenpark, May 9-12.
UTRECHT: Spring, showcases new developments in dance and theater, May 16-25.
AMSTERDAM: Artzuid, sculpture biennial, Plan Zuid, May 17-Sept. 15.
AMSTERDAM: Gin Festival, Beurs van Berlage, May 18.
SITTARD: Groove Garden, music festival, May 18-19.
MAASTRICHT: Food Truck Festival Trek, Stadspark, May 23-26.
THE HAGUE: Tong Tong Fair, world's biggest festival of Eurasian culture, May 23-June 2.
AMSTERDAM: London Calling, indie music festival at Paradiso, May 24-25.
AMSTERDAM: 909 Festival,techno in the Amsterdamse Bos, May 25.
AMSTERDAM: Rolling Kitchens, mobile food stands set up in Westergasfabriek, May 29-June 2.
GARDEREN: Benelux H.O.G. Rally, Harley-Davidson owners meet-up, May 30-June 2.
AMSTERDAM: Taste of Amsterdam, Amstelpark, May 31-June 3.
NorwayKRISTIANSUND: Nordic Light, International Festival of Photography, May 1-5.
STAVANGER: Maijazz, jazz fest, May 6-12.
TRONDHEIM: Jazzfestival, May 8-12.
OSLO: Constitution Day, children’s parade starts from Karl Johans Gate, May 17.
BERGEN: Bergen International Festival, music and performing arts festival, May 22-June 5.
OSLO: Medieval Festival, Akershus Fortress, May 24-26.
BERGEN: Night Jazz, Georgenes Verft, May 24-June 1.
PolandWARSAW: Long Night of Museums, May 18.
PortugalOBIDOS: International Chocolate Festival, Fridays through Sundays only, through May 5.
BARCELOS: Festival of the Crosses, traditional festivities of the Alto Minho region, May 1-3.
LISBON: Indie Lisboa, film festival, May 2-12.
FUNCHAL: Festa del Flor, May 2-19; parade May 5.
COIMBRA: Burning of the Ribbons, student celebration, May 6-10.
FATIMA: Pilgrimages to Fatima, May 13.
LISBON: Arco Lisboa, international contemporary art fair, Fabrica Nacional da Cordoaria, May 16-19.
MERTOLA: Islamic Festival, May 16-19.
PORTO: Porto Blues Fest, May 17-18.
ARMAMAR: Douro Valley Half Marathon, May 26.
LISBON: International Show Jumping Competition, Campo Grande Hippodrome, May 30-June 2.
MATOSINHOS: FIA World Rally Championship, May 30-June 2.
RomaniaBUCHAREST: Bucharest International Jazz Competition, May 11-18.
ScotlandEDINBURGH: TradFest, music, song, dance, storytelling and tradition, Scottish Storytelling Centre, through May 6.
SPEY: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, events throughout Highlands, May 1-6.
LERWICK: Shetland Folk Festival, venues throughout the islands, May 2-5.
KIRRIEMUIR: Bonfest, Bon Scott Rock Festival celebrates music of AC/DC front man, May 3-5.
OBAN: Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival, May 3-5.
EDINBURGH: Race for Life, 5 and 10 km runs benefit cancer research, May 12.
PERTH: Perth Festival of the Arts, May 16-25.
GLASGOW: Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, May 17.
GLASGOW: Race for Life, 5 and 10 km runs benefit cancer research, May 19.
ORKNEY: Folk Festival, May 23-26.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, The Biscuit Factory, Leith, May 24-25.
MHOR: Mhor Festival, food, culture and music, Monachyle Moor Farm, May 24-26.
GLASGOW: Eat & Drink Festival, SECC, May 24-27.
ISLAY: Islay Festival of Music and Malt, May 24-June 1.
DUMFRIES: Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, music and comedy, May 24-June 2.
BATHGATE: West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships, May 25.
EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Marathon, May 26.
GLASGOW: Riverside Festival, electronic music fest, May 25-26.
BLAIR ATHOLL: Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering, Blair Castle, May 25-26.
DUMFRIES: Spring Fling, arts and crafts open studios in Dumfries and Galloway, May 25-27.
EDINBURGH: Imaginate Festival, performing arts for young audiences, May 25-June 2.
CARMUNNOCK: International Highland Games, King George V Playing Field, May 26.
CAIRNDOW: FyneFest, festival of beer, food and camping, Fyne Ales Brewery Estate, May 31-June 3.
SlovakiaBRATISLAVA: Autosalon, motor show, Incheba Expo, through May 5.
BRATISLAVA: Bratislava Rag, music festival, Tyrsovo waterfront, May 3-5.
SloveniaLJUBLJANA: Pohod, recreational run around Ljubljana and threesomes run, May 9-11.
LJUBLJANA: Druga Godba, jazz and world music festival, May 21-25.
SpainMADRID: Festimad, music and culture festival, through May 11.
CORDOBA: The Patios of Cordoba, showcase of ornately decorated courtyards, through May 19.
TRUJILLO: National Cheese Festival, May 1-5.
ALCOY: Moors and Christians Festival, May 4-6.
EIVISSA (Ibiza): Medieval fair of Ibiza, May 9-12.
LLANOS DE ARIDANE (Canary Islands): Transvulcania, 80 km extreme run over a volcano, May 11.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Horse Fair, equestrian shows, bullfights and fiestas, May 11-18.
GIRONA: Temps de Flors, exhibition of flowers in patios and gardens, May 11-19.
BARCELONA: Formula 1, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, May 12.
SA COMA: Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival, May 13-19.
BARCELONA: Docsbarcelona, international documentary film festival, May 15-25.
TINAJO: Iron Man Lanzarote Canary Islands, May 25.
CORDOBA: May Fair, May 25-June 1.
BARCELONA: Primavera Sound, music festival, May 30-June 1.
LLEIDA: L’Aplec del Caragol, gastronomic snail festival, May 31-June 2.
SwedenSTOCKHOLM: Writers Festival, May 3-5.
STOCKHOLM: Flea market, Solvalla, Bromma, May 4-5.
GOTHENBURG: Half marathon, world’s biggest, May 18.
STOCKHOLM: The Archipelago Fair, Royal Djurgarden, May 24-26.
SwitzerlandGENEVA: Electron, festival of electronic music and culture, through May 5.
MORGES: Tulip Festival, through May 5.
LUCERNE: Tulip Show, Ebikon, through May 12.
BASEL: Das Tanzfest, May 1-5.
LAUSANNE: Art Fair, contemporary art shown, Expo Beaulieu, May 2-5.
BRIENZ: VW Beetle Car Meetup, May 3-5.
ZURICH: Zurich Tanzt, dance performances and participatory events, May 3-5.
GRUYERES: Cheese Festival, May 5.
GENEVA: Harmony Geneva Marathon for UNICEF, May 11-12.
GENEVA: Museum Night, May 18.
BADEN: Blues Festival Baden, May 18-25.
SCHAFFHAUSEN: Slow Up, auto free stretch of road between Schaffhausen and Hegau, May 19.
SCHAFFHAUSEN: Jazz Festival, May 22-25.
GENEVA: Open wineries day in Canton Geneva, May 25.
LOCARNO: Notte Bianca, music and street artists, May 25.
WalesLLANDUDNO: Victorian Extravaganza, May 4-6.
CALDICOT: Wartime Wheels, military vehicles on display, Caldicot Castle, May 5-6.
CAERPHILLY: Caerphilly Food Festival, May 11.
WREXAM: Focus Wales, comedy, arts and film fest, May 16-18.
DINAS: Rail Ale, real ales and ciders, live music and steam trains, May 17-19.
LLANBERIS: Slate Man Triathlon, May 18-19.
LLANRWST: Snowdonia Half Marathon, May 19.
HAY-ON-WYE: Hay Festival, international literary festival, May 23-June 2.
HAY-ON-WYE: How the Light Gets In, philosophy and music festival, May 24-27.
LLANWRTYD WELLS: Welsh Open Stoneskimming Championships, May 26.
CARDIFF AND THE VALE: Urdd Eisteddfod, youth compete in singing and dancing, May 27-June 1.
REDBROOK: Live on the Wye, music festival showcases local bands, May 31-June 1.